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By Marc Waszkiewicz,Lea Jones,Crista Dougherty

A grunt’s-eye view of the Vietnam struggle via thousands of non-public photos

Marc Waszkiewicz served 3 excursions (1967, 1968, 1969) as an artillery ahead observer with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, the place he took hundreds of thousands of photographs shooting the wonder, drudgery, hilarity, and horror of the war. 1,000-Yard Stare collects the easiest of those in a publication that provides an unvarnished grunt’s-eye view of the Vietnam battle.

These are striking, well-shot photos--most of them colour, a lot of them really arresting--of Marines within the box, in camp, on base, battling, patrolling, writing, ingesting, sporting on. a few have the sensation of candid snapshots whereas others are extra composed (Waszkiewicz used to be, and is, an novice photographer), with matters starting from a gunner calculating levels with pencil and protractor and a chaplain accomplishing a battlefield mass to grunts smoking illicit ingredients whereas pretending to fish and pictures of barbed cord twisting within the jungle and watchtowers at twilight. additionally integrated are images from Waszkiewicz’s postwar many years of coming to phrases along with his stories, resembling a series of poignant pictures from The Wall in Washington and his journey again to Vietnam. this can be a visible memoir of the battle.

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